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Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
what's called serious entitlement reform and cuts? joining me now congresswoman bass of california. it's a pleasure to have you on again. >> thanks, thanks for having me on, tamron. >> absolutely. the president is in michigan. i want to read what senator dick durbin said on entitlements and reform. let me play it. >> i do believe there should be means testing and those of us with the higher income and retirement should pay more. that can be part of the solution but when you talk about raising the medicare eligibility age, there's a key question. what happens to the early retiree and the gap in coverage between the workplace and medicare? >> what are your concerns regarding entitlement reform? >> well, my main concern is that what i think is unacceptable is if we were to break the guarantee that the u.s. has had with the population for many, many decades and that's after you hit a certain age, your health care will be covered. and so, my concern is if we were to just across the board raise the age, you know, life expectancy depending on where you're talking about is different in differe
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
, thank you good sir. joining me now karen bass of california. congresswoman, good to see you and nice to see you there from the capitol. you are still in california because house members, again, haven't been called back and given the 48-hour notice to my knowledge. have you? >> exactly. i have flights scheduled every day waiting for that notice to come. i think it is a shame. i think the house should be back in business in d.c. right now. the senate's in session. there's no reason for us to be at home. >> i want play another one of senator reid's comments leveled at speaker boehner and get your reaction on the other side. take a listen. >> sure. >> the american people i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker. >> is that why you guys haven't been called back yet? is the speaker a dictator? >> well, i think if the speaker was a dictator he would have had the votes he needed for the plan "b." i mean, i think, you know, the situation in the house is that they have this po
Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
are some things we thought you should know. >>> california governor jerry brown, thoughts and prayers are women him,est being treated for early stage prostate cancer. the 74-year-old is getting radiation but says he plans to keep a full work schedule. his doctor says the prognosis is excellent. >>> it is official, former consumer watchdog and senator-elect elizabeth warren will have a top spot on the senate banking committee. throughout her career, warren has been a huge critic of big banks. the massachusetts democrat will serve on the special committee on aging and the committee on health education labor and pensions. >>> and new jersey governor chris christie is talking about whether his weight will keep him from becoming president if he decides to run in the future. here is what he told barbara walters. >> there are people who say that you couldn't be president because your aso heavy, what do you sty them? >> these ridiculous. i don't know what the basis is -- >> i think they are worried about your health. >> i have done this job pretty well. >> those are the things we just thought
Dec 18, 2012 11:00am PST
. a lot of that came from a good investor pressure. a big teacher's pension fund in california which was heavily invested with this private equity fund and threatened to reconsider quote/unquote their investment and that's something to see a lot of in coming days. and so the more that investors bring the pressure to bear, i think you will see more actions like the one taken today. >> a lot of people may not know the bushmaster runs between $800 and $900 depending on the model. sold at about 1,700 stores. dick's sporting goods saying -- we don't know if it's permanently. they said suspended. walmart says it's not taken any action. you and i both know that people wonder if they're pr moves in the case of those that temporarily stop selling the weapons or a larger statement by some of the retailers. >> sure. i mean, they themselves admit it's temporary. i think a lot of it so when there's coverage like this they say we don't sell the guns or not selling them right now but i have little doubt that these things will return and walmart's move is interesting. they never sold it online but t
Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
and how much and who should pay. they haven't proposed what they think. >> joining me now is california congressman karen bass. thank you for your time. >> thank you for having me on, tamron. >> let me start off with a question on twitter already posed to the president, and it was what are you willing to compromise to get the fiscal cliff done? what's your answer to that question? >> i think, first of all, many compromises have been done. for example, in the cuts issues there's been over a trillion dollars of cuts. i think democrats have demonstrated over and over again we're willing to compromise and willing to make more compromises, but it's the republicans now that need to come to the table and counter the proposal that the president put forward last week. >> part of the counter of what some republicans hope is a divide within the democratic party is the issue of entitlements and how to handle it. secretary geithner was on and said republicans want entitlement change they have to propose them. let me play what he said regarding social security. >> we're prepared to in a separate proc
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
adam schiff of california. thank you so much for your time. >> it's a pleasure. >> you heard the president responding again to the proposal from republicans yesterday. what's your gut right now on this? >> my gut is we're going to reach a deal. i don't think we're going over the cliff, but we'll have a hard couple of weeks of negotiating st still ahead of us. i don't envy of position the speaker is, but he has to face the fact his party lost the election and argument. the american people really agree with what the president has proposed. they agreed a balanced approach that includes new revenues as well as new spending cuts and the president proposed something comprehensive to do that. what the speaker has put forward i look at as an opening offer, not much really there except a promise of cuts in the future. i don't think that's going to be enough to give confidence to the public or to the markets. we need specifics and i think it's clear we ought to let the upper income tax cuts expire. he we really have. >> you don't envy the position speaker boehner is in. is that an indi
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